The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 125 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 14 14 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.68% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.83% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13 6 8
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £31,475
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £41,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
System Testing
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1931 1687 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.31% 82.09% 71.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1718 1537 1007
Average salary £49,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Birmingham

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Birmingham

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (48.00%) QA
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (24.00%) J2EE
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Informatics
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) NHS
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (12.00%) CRM
7 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (12.00%) CCTV
7 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
8 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
8 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
8 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.00%) SAP CO
2 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
3 1 (4.00%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Quality Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) QA Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) CRM Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.00%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Informatics
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) CCTV
3 1 (4.00%) AS400
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.00%) C
3 1 (4.00%) Delphi
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ACCA
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) CIMA
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) SAP